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D. James Rudack

January 1, 1924 - February 16, 2011
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RUDACK, D. James – D. James Rudack passed at his winter home in Fountain Hills on Feb. 16, 2011. Jim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Jamie (Ruth Anne), Janice (Tom) and Deborah (Larry); grandchildren, Hollis and Jeremy Rudack, Tegan and Corey Benoit and Tyler Cubitt; and nine great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Madelaine, in 1993 and his sister, Wasalyna Marfey, in 2008. Jim grew up on the family farm in Whitby, Ontario and completed his university education at Tri State College in Angola, Ind. As a young civil engineer, Jim grew in his profession with positions in Noranda, Quebec on the Dew...
RUDACK, D. James – D. James Rudack passed at his winter home in Fountain Hills on Feb. 16, 2011. Jim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his children, Jamie (Ruth Anne), Janice (Tom) and Deborah (Larry); grandchildren, Hollis and Jeremy Rudack, Tegan and Corey Benoit and Tyler Cubitt; and nine great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Madelaine, in 1993 and his sister, Wasalyna Marfey, in 2008. Jim grew up on the family farm in Whitby, Ontario and completed his university education at Tri State College in Angola, Ind. As a young civil engineer, Jim grew in his profession with positions in Noranda, Quebec on the Dew Line Project in the High Arctic, Montreal and Sudbury. In 1957, the family moved to Sault St. Marie for Jim to work with the Foundation Company at Mannesman Tube. The Soo was to become their home. Jim commuted to projects in the northern United States and Australia before being lured closer to home with the opportunity to oversee construction for the reactivation of Rio Algams Quirke 2 Panel and Stanleigh Mines in Elliot Lake, Ontario and their new tin mine in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In 1990, Jim became president of the City of Sault St. Marie Economic Development Commission. He retired in 1993. Over the years, Jim mentored many young people as they traveled down their own life paths. In retirement, he continued to keep in contact with colleagues from his work years and kept up to date on new projects as they reminisced about times together. Jim was a member of the Sault St. Marie Oriental Band, the Masonic Order for 52 years and an active member of the Rotary clubs in Sault St. Marie and Fountain Hills for 50 years. There will be a celebration of Jim's life on Thursday, April 12, at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. A celebration will be held May 19 in Sault St. Marie. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations can be made to the Rotary International Foundation.

"My dear friend Deborah, Lorri, Dorothy and Rudack families - It was with great sorrow that Issy and I learned of Jim's passing. We will miss him in Arizona...." Issy & Kathryn Pfeffer (Vancouver, BC)

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